is honored with a Brick from Terry Waddill-Voth.
I am at a loss to describe the woman I care for so deeply. Life is hard. As Karen walks beside me, life is somewhat easier, and I am a better person because of her never-ending support, care, and concern. I asked Karen to describe herself. Not knowing how I intended to use the information, she willingly shared what is written below. Certainly my thoughts, kind-hearted as they may be, would not be as revealing as Karen's own personal insights. Thank you , Karen Dullea. Thank you for everything.
By Terry Waddill-Voth
"I'm a 52-year-old woman. I like being a woman. I'm pleased I got to be a mom.
I am an intense person and have been all my life. I tend to be more serious than playful.
I'm curious about differences in people, in ideas, and in experiences.
Amidst my intensity, I like seeing how calm I can remain in order to find a broader perspective.
I learned early in life that life is hard; I like to try to get through the hard.
I like finding inner peace.
I don't like being defined by others.
I like to read, do crossword puzzles, listen to music, and garden.
I love my home.
I don't like a lot of attention.
I like to try to do my best.
I get anxious, sometimes sad, and sometimes self-doubting.
I believe all of life's lessons are close at hand.
I try to look for the good. I try to forgive.
I'm never perfect. And I hope I never quit learning and growing."
July 28, 1998